Out of pocket You'll need some seriously deep pockets, in more ways than one, to carry around the new Dopod U1000. At 133mm x 98mm x 16mm, the device is slightly smaller than a paperback but weighs 375 grams, including battery and keypad. So if you can squeeze this machine into your pocket, ensure you have a sturdy belt. And, as it's priced at nearly HK$10,000, you will need a lot of cash in those pockets. Dopod describes the U1000 as a sub-notebook, yet it's not as powerful as the recent pack of ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPCs) from Samsung Electronics and Sony, among others. The UMPCs run desktop operating systems Windows XP or Vista while the U1000 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition. Still, the U1000 functions as a versatile mobile phone, supporting 3.5G high-speed downlink packet access, W-CDMA, Edge, GPRS and quad-band GSM connections. It also has Wi-fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth and a 20-channel Global Positioning System receiver. The device features a 624-megahertz Intel chip, an ATI graphics chip and a 5-inch touch-screen. It also has a detachable qwerty keyboard and a three-megapixel camera. It comes with an eight-gigabyte MicroDrive, 128 megabytes of internal memory and a slot for MiniSD storage cards. The U1000 includes a range of applications, including Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Media Player, Outlook Mobile and Opera Browser. It's available from mobile phone network operator CSL and most consumer electronics shops in Hong Kong.